RADA Architects

233 N Michigan Ave
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

Contact Name
Rada Doytcheva

RADA Architects (“RADA”) diverse projects have a broad impact, with positive changes for urban communities. Their empowerment is at the center of RADA’s work;with socially responsible solutions for rational, people‐oriented designs.

Following the firm’s mantra” Better Lives, by Design”, RADA has worked closely with large institutions and organizations since its inception in 1994, putting heart and mind into the colossal building and planning issues in Chicago. With passion for what is right, socially responsible, and sustainable, Rada and her partners transformed buildings and spaces in most challenging neighborhoods ‐ for City Colleges and CPS, altered learning and research landscape for world class institutions like University of Chicago, Rush University, University of Toledo, influenced positively daily lives at companies like ComEd and elevated through design public agencies like Cook County, CHA and CPD.

Rada’s work filled a void in Chicago’s urban fabric in Cabrini Green while bringing to light one of the first “green” mixed‐use residential projects, ultimately achieving LEED Silver certification Clybourn Point Development. She demonstrated that revitalizing blighted areas and sustainability can go hand‐in‐hand when improving mass housing construction. Similarly, in Garfield Park, within a brutally short timeframe, her designs for CPS Satellite Offices created an anchor for the community, breathing new life into an abandoned and forgotten school building. Rada is a bridge for international exchange, starting from her early years as an architect in the United States. As Chair of the AIA International Committee she has led conferences and exchanges among professionals, serving also as an active participant and board member of the AIA Europe Chapter. Recognized as one of the Crain’s 2020 NOTABLE WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN, Rada Doytcheva is a member of a select national group of architects – FAIAs, and is a known advocate for empowerment of women and minority
architects ‐ small businesses. A national and international AIA leader, she is committed as an architect‐advocate transforming opportunities for the profession.

Owner TGB Classification
Woman Owned Business
Business Category
Architecture and Engineering
Products or Services Provided
Architectural Services
Certification Agency
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Agency Certificate
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